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P7100 metal frame?

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TDR-94

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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what material the metal frame/cover is made of? I believe I read somewhere it was aluminum. I however can't find the info anywhere.
 

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You could try to see if a magnet adheres to it, thatll tell you if its ferrous or not. The frames are pretty light and the metal doesnt bend well (the "teeth" at the bottom of the radio can break when the radio falls on them). My vote is that they are made of aluminum.
 

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Yeah,I'm pretty sure I seen it mentioned somewhere that it's aluminum.
 

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It's an aluminum alloy. The older Jaguar 700Ps used a cast metal frame that has a substantial amount of lead in them, as you can tell by their absurd weight. Why anyone ever thought that a leaded metal frame was a good idea is totally beyond me.

Yeah, let's make the radio HEAVIER! I'm sure that the people who have to carry those radios around all day will surely appreciate it!
 

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Yeah,probably from the old adage in the electronic world "Heavier means better build quality" ;)

Makes me wonder if those 700P's were putting out a little too much RF radiation.
 
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I think that was a tactical decision by M/A Com to keep the host jockeys from crushing their radios with the trucks :p They figured if they were going to keep using them as wheel-chocks they will design it like one.

When i got my P7100 i thought there were parts missing it was so much lighter.
 

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When we issued P7300's with L-ion batteries I had an officer hand it back to me thinking I had given him a training mockup.
 
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